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Michael Gamble

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Michael Gamble

Person  Male  Born 20/8/1940  Died 17/7/1969

Fireman killed in the Dudgeon's Wharf explosion.

Andrew Behan has researched Gamble: Temporary Sub Officer Michael William Gamble was born on 20 August 1940. On 17 July 1969 he was attached to Fire Station F23 Millwall, in Westferry Road and was sent to a fire at Dudgeon's Wharf, Manchester Road, Millwall.

He died, aged 28 years, from injuries resulting from an explosion involving flammable vapours in an old oil tank that was in the process of being demolished. He had ten years service in the London Fire Brigade. Probate records dated 28 November 1969 stating administration of his estate was granted gives his address as Flat 14, Kingsland Fire Station, 333 Kingsland High Street, Hackney. His effects totalled £861. He is also commemorated on the National Firefighters Memorial in Sermon Lane, London, EC4.

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Dudgeon's Wharf explosion - oblong plaque

The unveiling of this plaque was reported in the East London Advertiser of 24...

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Dudgeon's Wharf explosion - red plaque

Unveiled on the 50th anniversary of the fire.

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